To celebrate the return of the classic Roy of the Rovers comic, the National Literacy Trust and publisher Rebellion are inviting pupils aged 8 to 12 to get creative and write a club motto for Roy Race’s iconic football team, Melchester RoversContinue reading Which British school will write themselves into Roy of the Rovers history?
The Beano has launched a new national joke competition to find Britain’s funniest primary school class. Pupils and teachers (on behalf of pupils) across the UK will be able submit their primary school classes’ top three jokes at www.beano.com/jokes from April 1st 2019. The top three classes, voted for by Beano’s gag maker experts andContinue reading Beano launches National Jokes Competition for Schools
DC Thomson’s Commando digest sized combat picture library has been running continuously since 1961 and in that time it has become the British comic with by far the greatest number of issues ever published with over 5180 under its ammo-belt. Whilst other long surviving comics have changed through the years the Commando reader of 1961 wouldContinue reading In Review: Commando Presents Ramsey’s Raiders Volume 1
What does the European Union mean to you? What are its benefits? In these turbulent times, the latest Animate Europe competition is challenging comic creators worldwide to come up with a comic addressing the value of the EU – and four finalists will have their work published in anthology in 2019. In 2013, the Friedrich Naumann FoundationContinue reading Animate Europe 2019 comics competition launched, asking what are the benefits of the EU?
Earlier this year, after years of waiting, a crowdfunding campaign was launched to collect all of humour cartoonist Ken Reid‘s Odhams comic strips of the 1960s – featured in Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! – into a pair handsome official hardback collections. The limited collections are now on sale – and to mark our 20th anniversary celebrations at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival,Continue reading Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!